Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 10 February 2006 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2006 | February 2006

Waxing Gibbous phase
Waxing Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Gibbous 93% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 93% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 5 February 2006 at 06:29.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1791"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1791" and ∠1944".

Snow Moon after 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2006 after 2 days on 13 February 2006 at 04:44.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 75 / 1028

The Moon is 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 75 of Meeus index or 1028 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.43 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 16 minutes. It is 32 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 28 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 41 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠347.5°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠347.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠2.9°.

Moon before perigee

11 days after point of perigee on 30 January 2006 at 07:47 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 3 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 14 February 2006 at 00:48 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 400 205 km

The Moon is 400 205 km (248 676 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 3 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 362 km (252 502 mi).

Moon before descending node

8 days after ascending node on 2 February 2006 at 08:02 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 16 February 2006 at 14:38 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

8 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 8 February 2006 at 18:18 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.555°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.648° at the point of next southern standstill on 23 February 2006 at 09:37 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 2 days

In 2 days on 13 February 2006 at 04:44 in ♌ Leo the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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